Highland Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,211 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 134 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-11-2002)
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Photo of CIBoy10
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark orange or amber brown with a head that leaves quickly. Lacing stays around on top and clings nicely. Smell is bready and malty. Taste is awesome! Clean and refreshing ale with a hint of hoppiness. This is a taste that I think many people would enjoy (ala Sweetwater 420). Feel is superb. Clean, refreshing, and tasty. The three headed combination I prefer. Overall I would gladly drink this again - one of the more superb sessionable craft beers I've enjoyed. Cheers!

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of velopack
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Probably favorite beer tried so far

Photo of Curtis_Wilson
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jman42
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Deep orange color with moderate head
Malty aroma typical of an amber
Nice taste but nothing stands out
Clean mouthfeel
Nothing outrageous stands out but I really like it. Could drink a bunch of these

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of scott35
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of erikcx
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of AJNIDEK
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of darbys
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sonofliberty2
2.52/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Jbee
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Thanks, Darren.

A: An opaque bronze. An off-white one-finger head that dissipates fast. Filmy lacing.

S: Caramel, bourbon, leather.

T: A barrel of caramel with cherries. A nice malty base. Smooth, sweet. Chocolate enters the scene late with a peat-y finish.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. A dry finish.

O: A terrific ale, one I'd drink again.

Photo of k9lawdawg
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of One1Asterisk
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of KMitch
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of okayeva
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of Juleshick
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a mug. A gift from my cousin Joe, Thank you!
The beer pours a clear amber color with an eggshell white colored head that is creamy and sticky with clingy tightly packed lattice on the glass after each sip. Aroma is caramel with a bit of grainy malt. HInts of herbal hops in the background. Nose is not strong and it takes some pretty serious sniffing to get the scents right.
First sip reveals very fine and tingly carbonation. Average body and smooth texture make for a very drinkable brew.
Flavor is similar to the nose, with some grainy malt and a bit of toffee. Finish moves to hops with that same herbal almost tea leaf flavor coming through the sweet malt. No hints of any booze and the beer finishes clean with just a little lingering hop profile. A well balanced and highly drinkable brew. Well done.

Photo of Crimkj
4.19/5  rDev +10%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bdrugan91
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of MattFox
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Highland Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 1,211 ratings.